‘Join in drive to put SWP candidates on NJ ballot!’

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Tasim Cook told Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of New Jersey, that government “stimulus” payments just make people dependent. “We need to be back at work, so that we can fight together and stand up to the bosses,” Kuniansky said.

UNION CITY, N.J. — Socialist Workers Party campaigners are finding widespread interest in learning about a working-class road forward out of today’s capitalist economic and social crisis, and an alternative to the bosses’ twin parties, the Democrats and Republicans. They’ve…


Build fight against cop killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Mural in Minneapolis near where George Floyd was killed. Millions of working people and youth — of all skin colors — joined protests after his death, demanding prosecution of cops.

MINNEAPOLIS — As the state prosecution in the trial of fired police officer Derek Chauvin comes to an end, damning testimony by prosecution witnesses — including the Minneapolis police chief, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, and other officials…


Workers, unions need to fight for jobs for all who need them!

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Graph shows millions of workers remain unemployed today, majority dependent on temporary gov’t “pandemic” handouts — 43% for more than six months; nearly 25% for over a year.

For over a year, since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic and ensuing government lockdowns, U.S. bosses have thrown millions out of work to defend their profits. Neither Democratic nor Republican administrations have done anything to reverse this. The only…


Back locked-out Minnesota oil refinery workers’ fight for safety!

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Two hundred Teamsters, members of Local 120, have been locked out by Marathon Petroleum here since January 22. While negotiations continue, the company, the biggest refinery owner in the U.S., has refused to budge, especially…


‘ATI is trying to bust our union,’ steelworkers say

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — “They’re trying to break the union,” Dave Burgess told the Militant  at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant here where close to 100 union steelworkers work. “The majority of ATI’s plants are nonunion today.” Company bosses announced in…


Solidarity with miners, steelworkers on strike!

Striking Alabama miners vote down ‘insulting’ offer
Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Picket line in Brookwood, Alabama, of miners on strike against Warrior Met Coal. Miner Mike Wright told WVUA TV, “We basically want to let the company know: No contract, no coal.”

ATLANTA — Some 1,100 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly April 9 to reject a tentative contract proposal and continue their strike. The United Mine Workers of America members struck Warrior Met Coal April…


Protests defy assaults by military junta in Myanmar

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Demonstrators in Mandalay march April 14 demanding end to military rule.

In its deadliest massacre since seizing power Feb. 1, the military junta in Myanmar killed more than 80 people in the southwestern city of Bago April 10, bringing the total killed since their coup to more than 700. In a…


Coal miners in Alabama stand up to Warrior Met

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
United Mine Workers of America Local 2397 members on picket line at Warrior Met mine No. 7, April 2. At left is Tyler Bittle; right, Antwon McGee. Over 1,100 went on strike day before.

Members of the United Mine Workers voted April 9 to reject the tentative agreement reached with the owners of Warrior Met Coal April 5. The strike continues. BROOKWOOD, Ala. – More than 1,100 United Mine Workers of America members struck…


Back striking Steelworkers fighting ATI union busting!

Join the picket lines, send support, donations
Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Steelworkers picket at ATI in Lockport, New York. Union members are on strike in five states.

WASHINGTON, Pa. — “The concession stand is closed,” was the slogan used by Steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. when the bosses locked them out for seven months in 2015-16. Today some 1,300 United Steelworkers members are on strike against ATI…


Cuba’s int’l solidarity vs. US bosses’ drive for vaccine profits

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

There are two different class approaches to the vaccination efforts against COVID-19 confronting workers and farmers around the world today. One ensures the profits of the ruling capitalist families, who own the giant for-profit pharmaceutical and medical insurance monopolies. The…